Jan 27, 2013 3:00am PST
and the men's final under way right now. number one in the world djokovic taking on murray. amanda, i have to say i was heart broken when federer lost to murray in the semis, but this could be the new rivalry, right? we have djokovic and murray today. >> yeah. that's certainly the case. i can put your mind at rest, randi. we saw roger federer out at a nightclub last night, behaving himself, i have to say, but he was with his family and not too down in the dumps having not made the final here. i don't know if you remember the great u.s. open encounter between pete sampras and andre auga agassi from 2001. that is what seems to be happening here this evening. it was always going to be a great encounter, as you said. people billing it as the great rivalry that we're going to see for years to come in tennis. and the two players are slugging it out. blow for blow. the most fantastic rallies that we're seeing here. the majority of the break points in the first set and couldn't convert any of them. it went to a tiebreak and andy murray took that 7-6 and then the second set. that one blow for blow.
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
in 2005. the man behind all these numbers, nbc's senior political editor, mark murray, joins me now. mark, this is fascinating stuff, well-timed is and fascinating. it feels like abortion, the conversation about abortions feels kind of like the conversation about gay rights, where the country is changing on a bedrock issue. am i overstating it? >> no, you're not, and one of the fascinate things about politics is politics can change. bill mcinturff, the republican pollster who co-founded this survey ended up saying, this is a profound change. and it probably goes to saying why during the democratic primary we heard so many references to abortion, women's rights, and you look at these numbers right now, and the poll for the first time, there is a majority saying that abortion should be legal. previously, when we asked this question, only with one exception, the majority said it should be illegal, either with or without exception. so a really profound change here. >> can we go inside the numbers a little bit? i think it's interesting. do you guys have a sense on where that change has come? o
Jan 24, 2013 11:00am PST
me now mark murray. so mark, interesting numbers out there. there was another poll indicating i believe it's about 22% of republicans believe that there needs to be some kind of gun control legislation. so we know there's a divide here but what we don't know is the plan from the white house specifically. will they put the president out on the road? what is the next full throttle step here? >> well, the plan is to have the president on the road. first vice president biden hitting the road tomorrow, going to richmond, virginia, with new governor caine and making a political campaign on this. the question is, how much of one and will be able to see that in the days ahead and particularly after the state of the union address this coming up february 12th. but there is the campaign. but tamron, when you look at the different pieces of legislation that the obama white house wants, what democrats want, some of the things like the assault weapons ban that senator dianne feinstein unveiled today, advocates believe it's hardest thing to get passed with the senate and the senate democrats.
Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
the senate. right now they have 45 seats. the democrats at 53. nbc news senior political editor mark murray joins me to talk more about this. mark, this puts a number of states in play now. we talk about west virginia after jay rockefeller's retirement and possibly south dakota, massachusetts as well. how possible is it for the gop to pick up six seats in 2014? >> it is possible. but it will be difficult. democrats are playing defense right now, thomas, given these retirements. but also just the terrain that the 2014 senate map will be on. there are democrats up for re-election in arkansas, alaska, louisiana. and now you end up having that open seat in west virginia. all of those four states haven't been hospitable territory for democrats in national elections, particularly presidential ones. but this is an eternity in politics. when november 2014 rolls around. there's a very long time. just two years ago no one thought democrats would be able to pick up senate seats at this point two years ago. at this point four years ago no one thought republicans would be having the very big november 20
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
of this committee that senator is recognized in order of appearance and we have senator murray and senator enzi and we will go back and forth and senator baldwin, murphy, sanders, i would now recognize senator murray. >> thank you for holding this important hearing. it is especially important to note obviously the issue of newtown focused everybody on it but this is an issue all of us have been working on a long time myself included and it is a great time to refocus, really important for the first hearing and i appreciate that. senator alexander, welcome to the new ranking member position and look forward to working with you at all the new members. a lot of great talent here. and we will be able to do some good things with this committee. and to both of my witnesses, i did want to go back, mentioned it several times but in the president's recently released gun violence package he should three parity provisions, one clarifying parity for medicaid, spanish plants, and parity provision included in the finally essential health benefit role and one that committed to issuing a final rule on the menta
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
to budget chair murray. we're going to do a budget this year. and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that fact. >> senator cruz? >> david, i'll mention there was an area of substantial agreement with what chuck just said. he said we should never, ever compromise the full faith and credit of the united states. i agree. and in fact, there is a bill that i am co-sponsoring, the full faith and credit act, which provides that, regardless of what happens to the debt ceiling, the united states will always, always, always meet its debt. we will never default on its debt. that was introduced in 2010. it didn't pass because harry reid and president obama didn't want it to pass. they wanted to raise the specter of a default to use. so, chuck, you and i could make news right now on national television, would you agree to support the full faith and credit act and take the possibility of a default off the table? >> i support the mcconnell proposal. let us raise the debt ceiling. no strings attached. and if the president can raise it as he should be able to
Jan 27, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> and top seeded novak djokovic has joust won his third straight australian open by beating andy murray. he is the first player to win three australian opens in a row since back in the 1960s and meanwhile, victoria azarenka won her second australian open on saturday and while you might think her name would give the engraver trouble, it turns out it was her country, azarenka is from belarus. the trophy says her name and initials b-e-l for belgium. blr, as everybody knows is short for belarus. >> who doesn't know that? >> ginger, you're up. >> yeah, everybody knows that. blr, all the time. this is worth noting again. we mentioned at the beginning of the broadcast, it's already starting to report freezing rain in parts of iowa, des moines included, as it moves east southern wisconsin, chicago included there, parts of the state line right along michigan, indiana, ohio and by monday morning, pittsburgh even in that quarter inch or more. now i told you about the warm-up, new york up to 60 by wednesday so lots of warm and moist air up in front, another arctic blast will come in by late week, with
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
, george, and mr. murray. >> our next panel, i will first introduced dr. michael hogan. the former commissioner of the new york state office of mental health and the new freedom commission on mental health. his capacity of overseeing the public mental-health system. he previously served as the ohio director of public health and the commissioner of the connecticut department of mental health. for purposes of introduction, i turn to senator alexander. >> i am delighted to welcome robert viro of tennessee. he has done work at the behavioral health care field for a long time, 40 years. he is chief executive of the company, and non-profit organization. they have more than 50 facilities, 160 partnership locations serving 50,000 people of all ages each year. his distinguished background includes work at vanderbilt, he is a clinician and he has been consulted by many for his expertise in his field and i look forward to his insights about the need to tell and how we can do a better job of making sure that they have helped. >> thank you, center alexander. >> it is a great privilege to introd